This past December 17, 2002, the children from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Goshen, studied Posadas and learned the prayers and songs in Spanish class. The whole school then performed the Posadas for one afternoon. Pictured: Edith Gonzalez (Mary), Miguel Arenas (José), Malia Museo (angel) and Juan Vicente Inchauregui (pastor), going to the 2nd house.

(Photo by Greg Burns).


The Tarahumara or Rarámuri, as they call themselves, inhabit the Copper Canyon, as it is known in the U.S., or the Sierra Tarahumara in northwest Mexico. The actual name Tarahumara was what the first Spanish called these Native American people.

The Tarahumara or Rarámuri, as they call themselves, inhabit the Copper Canyon, as it is known in the U.S., or the Sierra Tarahumara in northwest Mexico. The actual name Tarahumara was what the first Spanish called these Native American people.

The Spanish originally encountered the Tarahumara throughout Chihuahua upon arrival in the 1500’s, but as the Spanish encroached on their civilization the shy and private Tarahumara retreated for the nearly inaccessible canyons of the Sierra Tarahumara. Only the Jesuit missionaries followed at first and with only scattered success.

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Lemonade Pitcher

By J. Jesus (Jesse) Valdez III

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